PLAY! (Pay Less All Year!)
It’s free, with no obligation to book
Hired 70 times
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
46 years in business
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Singing Lessons (for adults)
Guitar Lessons (for children or teenagers)
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Private Lessons at your house cost $30 for 60 minutes plus $15-$20 transportation charge, depending on location and time. (weekly) No contracts, commitments, or advance payments required. No tax or any other costs, except for optional equipment, accessories, books, etc. There is a $10 charge if you don't notify me to cancel and/or reschedule appointments 12 hours in advance with a voicemail and/or text message to my phone. Pay each visit with cash or check, no credit or debit cards yet. I will give you handouts that I print out at my expense, so you don't have to buy a book for about $20, that most teachers require you to purchase. I have never raised the price for any of my students, even after 2 years or more!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I evaluate what they already know, then start from there. We learn fingering techniques, picking and strumming styles, notes, scales, chords, songs, and music theory. I give clear instructions and detailed explanations in an organized order, demonstrate action with visual aids, ask questions to verify communication, review and test, then put into practical application. I teach the basic fundamentals of playing the guitar, like proper fingering techniques, picking and strumming patterns, plus music theory. The student will learn the notes, scales, chords, read music and tablature, play melody, harmony, lead riffs, and background rhythm accompaniment in tunes of varied styles, as well as singing the lyrics of the songs.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I go to classes for digital recording software and technique. I like to help others to enjoy a fun hobby and personal satisfaction to achieve success in self confidence by mastering an instrument. Currently, I own more than 40 stringed instruments, all with straps and gig bags, 5 keyboards, over 15 amplifiers with speakers or headphones, about 10 microphones with cords and stands, many harmonicas, tuners, guitar stands, effects, music stands, music books, and other accessories.